Publications

  1. & The bio in the ink: cartilage regeneration with bioprintable hydrogels and articular cartilage-derived progenitor cells. Acta Biomaterialia 61, 41-53.
  2. & Characterisation of a divergent progenitor cell sub-populations in human osteoarthritic cartilage: the role of telomere erosion and replicative senescence. Scientific Reports 7, 41421
  3. & Adipose, Bone Marrow and Synovial Joint-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair. Frontiers in Genetics 7
  4. & Platelet-rich plasma induces post-natal maturation of immature articular cartilage and correlates with LOXL1 activation. Scientific Reports 7(1)
  5. & In vitro growth factor-induced bio engineering of mature articular cartilage. Biomaterials 34(5), 1478-1487.

Teaching

  • PM-132 Eukaryotic Cell Biology

    This module will provide a broad introduction to fundamental concepts in Eukaryotic cell biology investigating the origins of the cell, cell structure and specialised cells and cells in disease. There will be a general focus on human cells throughout with reference to other organisms when needed. Students will gain practical experience in identification, differentiation of cells from different human and animal species.

  • PM-132C Bioleg Celloedd Ewcaryotig

    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn darparu cyflwyniad bras i gysyniadau sylfaenol ym maes bioleg celloedd Ewcaryotig, gan ymchwilio i darddiad y gell, strwythur y gell a chelloedd arbenigol a chelloedd mewn clefyd. Bydd ffocws cyffredinol ar gelloedd dynol drwy gydol y modiwl, gan gyfeirio at organebau eraill yn ôl yr angen. Bydd myfyrwyr yn cael profiad ymarferol o nodi celloedd, gwahaniaethu rhwng gwahanol gelloedd dynol a rhywogaethau o anifeiliaid.

  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project

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  • PMEM104 Reconstructive and Regenerative Medicine

    This module will explore the opportunity, trends and developments in innovation in the Life Science Sector in relation to Reconstructive and Regenerative Medicine. Students will be introduced to the strategic approach for developing partnerships and leading innovation in reconstructive and regenerative medicine.

  • PMND00 Nanomedicine Research Dissertation

    This module builds on the knowledge and skills developed in teaching components in part one of their relevant programme. Students will work independently in order to critically explore and add to the evidence base for a topic of relevance to their area of study within nanomedicine.

  • PMNM01 Regenerative Medicine

    Regenerative medicine is the application of nanotechnology and nanoscience in the process of replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. This module will explore the basic concepts in stem cell biology, critically review the endogenous repair mechanisms, describe the basic concepts and principles of tissue engineering and relate this knowledge to it application and use within the clinical context.

  • PMZM12 Regenerative Medicine

    Regenerative medicine is the application of nanotechnology and nanoscience in the process of replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. This module will explore the basic concepts in stem cell biology, critically review the endogenous repair mechanisms, describe the basic concepts and principles of tissue engineering and relate this knowledge to it application and use within the clinical context.

Supervision

  • The growth and development of differentiated cardiomyocytes as regenerative cardiac implants (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Ilyas Khan
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhidao Xia
  • Cell surface characterisation of articular cartilage-derived chondroprogenitors using flow cytometry (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ilyas Khan
    Other supervisor: Dr Lewis Francis
  • Utilising Marine Collagen as a Niche Structure for Enhanced Osteoarthritic Repair (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Lewis Francis
    Other supervisor: Dr Ilyas Khan
  • Characterization and application of articular chondroprogenitor cells (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Lewis Francis
    Other supervisor: Dr Ilyas Khan